Carding The Truckers

National ID cards aren't here yet, but the Federal Government is about to give us a foretaste. Soon to appear: Transportation Worker Identity Cards (TWICs). Envisioned as a universal credential to be carried by everyone in the transportation industry, from airport ramp workers to truckers and longshoremen, they are a response to complaints that despite new security measures, the various IDs that many ports and other facilities use are too easy to steal or fake. The agency is ready to begin testing several types of cards at the ports of L.A.--Long Beach, Calif., and Philadelphia--Wilmington, Del., according to Transportation Security Administration...

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